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    September 24, 2010
    4:30 - 5:00am EDT  

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clear skies at reagan national. 90ish and noon. 93 for the drive home. we will talk about the record heat. we will have the weekend forecast in 14 minutes. right now 4:30. construction on 270 was done when i went through. >> it should be clearing in the next half hour or so. take it easy and take your time. don't worry. you'll get through it. connecticut and knolls is where we want to begin. we have early morning crash activity. and douglas bridge is closed in both directions right now. it should be opening in the next half hour. show you 66 eastbound. finding lanes wide open through centreville to inside the beltway. continuing on to 395, the northbound trip is checking out nicely from the beltway to the 18th street bridge. and 270 southbound looks okay at 109. looks like southbound around falls road you may have
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lingering roadwork. and inbound new york avenue, so far so good. volume is light from the times building to bladensburg road. now, over to andrea. right now police are the district and prince georges county are searching for a carjacking suspect who fired at police. just after 3:00 this morning, prince georges county officers responded to a report of a car jacking in the 4700 block of silver hail road. police quickly located two suspects who they chased in to southeast dc. the suspects opened fire on police who fired back. one suspect was arrested. the second is on the loose. more than a dozen people in manassas, virginia are living in temporary shelters after a fast-moving fire burned homes. amazingly no one was hurt. brittany morehouse has more on the fire and its emotional impact. >> it burned one house to ground level, ripped through
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two more next door and was on its way to destroying eight more houses. >> they saved us. >> her house was in direct line of firefighters ' powerful water blast. >> my mom was in the house and she said she heard a loud noise and so she gathered herself and my nieces and went outside and couldn't see anything but black. >> reporter: behind the black, this man's house. >> my wife called me. i'm in dc. >> he said his wife arrived from wal-mart just in time to see the flames and people evacuating. >> i was asleep an they woke me up and i came outside. >> no one was hurt and no one was inside the three houses destroyed but a few people suffered smoke inhalation in
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the area. he says his house didn't stand a chance giving the proximity to the house that caught on fire. >> the rate of spread when houses are this close is a concern to us and we attempt to provide coverage as best we can. turnly when you look at the lightweight construction it presents a unique challenge for us. >> the cause of the fire remains under investigation. while no one was hurt in the fire, several families did lose their pets to the blaze. the first woman to be executed in the u.s. in years has been put to death by lethal injection. he was convicted of masterminding the murders of her husband and stepson over a $250,000 insurance payment. more than 7300 appeals remain to stop the ux cushion. , execution. will michelle rhee stay or
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go? rhee and the man expected to be mayor vincent gray met at his office yesterday. chairman gray did not ask her to step down and rhee did not off to step down. she may possibly be working next year after gray takes office, assuming of course he wins the november general election. a senate vote to extend bush era tax cuts will have to wait until after midterm elections. senate democrats decided to delay the vote to preserve the tax cuts for the middle class. they want to see them extended for all americans. they are due no expire in january. a plan to save america just in time for the midterm elections in november. republicans plan calls for cutting $1 billion from government programs except the military. it would leave the bush era tax cuts in place for everyone and repeal president obama's health care plan, replacing it with a
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smaller version. >> with this pledge, republicans will save the american dream, as it drowns in a sea of red ink. we will not allow the torch of liberty to be mortgaged. >> reporter: republicans in congress called on democrats to support them in the plan but democrats essentially said no thanks. president obama stepped on the world stage to deliver his second address to the united nations. he used his time to ask world leaders to back the middle east peace process. the president called on arab states to step up aid to the palestinian authority. he said he wanted to see a secure israel and welcome an independent palestinian state. heads of state, business leaders, philanthropists have gathered for the meeting of the clinton global initiative. the organization, founded by former president clinton, has
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raised billions of dollars to help improve education, human rights and economic development. candace gibson has details. >> reporter: it's a who's who of world leaders in politics, business and entertainment. they have come together at the clinton global initiative summit to develop solutions and to problems in the world. >> every one of us who has any energy, any ability, and half of a brain has a responsibility to the next generation. >> reporter: former president clinton founded it in 2005 and said it is about results, not politics. >> when we go to work on haiti next week we can have all the philosophical discussions in the world but sooner or later people will be living in good housing or they won't. >> i'm thrilled to be here. >> reporter: president obama took the stage to introduce the first lady.
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she encouraged businesses and nonprofits to give vets a chance at giving back. >> whether you are trying to lift a struggling community or boost your bottom line i'm asking you to take advantage of their talent, dedication, experience. >> reporter: bill gates donated billions of dollars for education and health care. he says the economic downturn has taken a toll on what governments are doing to help. >> the cut backs are a challenge. the clinton global initiative is doing its part, raising $60 billion over the last five years to fund projects in more more than 170 countries. candace gibson, cbs news. >> former president clinton said half of the donations came from big companies this year, a big increase as corporate leaders realize that philanthropy is gad for business. possible improvements in the housing industry is good enough to get gains on wall
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it's time for the first "living $mart" report of the morning. jessica doyle has the headlines. happy friday, everybody. wall street is going to try to take background lost yesterday. a jump in unemployment claims provided more proof of the anemic economy and overnight asian stocks were mixed. the dow is at 10662. it lost 76 points. the nasdaq off by 7 and the s&p was off by 9.5 points. congress sent a bill to help struggling small businesses. the measure makes it easier to get credit and expand and hire.
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democrats praised the bill for creating a fund to help smaller banks issue loans. republicans are calling it another bailout. retailers machine to put more people to work this year. an outplacement firm expects stores to employ 650,000 extra people for the season. macy's says it will increase staff by 65,000. that's a slight increase from previous years. between damaged household finances and rising tuition, college-bound students are feeling a double squeeze. some families are choosing between expanding their search or offering for state schools or community colleges. some are choosing to live at home instead of a dorm and other families are taking on additional debt to make up the difference. just trying to get the education. >> thank you. for more "living $mart" headlines, log on to our website at wusa9.com. click on the "living $mart" tab on the front page. metro's transits efforts to ensure the safety of its riders
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appears to be paying off. european regulators waste no time in pulling a highly controversial drug off the market. it is 74 degrees. we'll be right back.
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katie perry's cleavage is too much for sesame street. the children's show says it will not air the segment featuring the singer and elmo. the pop star is known for her risque outfits wears a bustier while singing "hot and cold. " some complain she was too revealing to air on pbs. so she is out but you can see it everywhere on youtube. >> i must be liberalle. i'm okay with it. >> i don't see any problem with it but pbs made the decision. >> what i want to find out, tomorrow i'm emceeing the step away from cancer 5-k run for the cancer foundation. we will be at west potomac park
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getting a good jump on preventing cancer. >> weather should be nice and cooling down. 60s and 70s. little warm but pretty comfortable and that's the key as we go through the next few days. turning to more comfortable conditions. today blazing heat. especially for this time of the year. temperatures could be 20 above the average of 77. you do the math and that tells you we are going to record territory. the momslikeme.com bus stop forecast, mainly clear, warm and muggy, 60s and 70s. a touch of fog. some visibilities down less than a half mile. sunrise 58. today at a chance, upper 70s by 9:00. breezy this afternoon. 93 for the drive home. records to beat today 1970 was a hot day around here, martinsburg 96, dulles 9. dc
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94. all of these are in jeopardy today of falling. that's how hot it will be. could be an isolated shower in the mountains as the front gets close to us. 65 to 73. an the front we condition wait for it to get here. tomorrow mid-80s. stray afternoon showers south and east of town. orwise partly to mostly sunny and feeling better with a west wind at 15 miles an hour. 80s on sunday. right now 60s and 70s. 77 in clear. columbus 74. you know there is a lot of warm air across the eastern u.s. right now. 60s to the north and west. the cool spots, cumberland, pete persburg 63. frederick 64. across the bay, upper 60s and low 70s in cambridge and annapolis. mass transit down to -- manassas down to 64. 68 gaithersburg and 70 from
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mason neck. ft. belvoir 66. andrews where the fog is 66. to the west a couple of mid- 60s, manassas to haymarket. sterling 70 degrees. a warm morning. dew point 70 for late september. are you kidding me? this is nothing we should be seeing but it is here and the winds are not helping at all. they are dead calm. a sticky, steamy morning. we have some haziness with the higher clouds to the north. you see the line of showers. you can see it in hd especially. that is a cold front and that cold front will be here tomorrow morning ahead of it, though, it is very warm. the air is pouring northward across the ohio valley to the mid-atlantic and the northeast. as we put our future cast in motion you will see how things stay warm here through 10:00. we will go through the day. it's warm. we get to tonight, midnight, there's the front, pittsburgh, not passing cincinnati.
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warm overnight. see the showers in the mountains, midday torment, noontime, 1:00 this is through dc. winds turning west and northwesterly. it will be a great afternoon, although well south and east of town, norfolk, williamsburg, newland you could see a stray shower in the afternoon and up to the lake and the midwest another front is heading this way and we watch the low pressure develop on sunday. this could bring us showers on sunday but with a northeast wind it will be much cooler by then. today, hope the ac is working. mid to upper 90s in a few spots except for the bay where it is 88. by the way, matthew developed yesterday late. this is heading toward nicaragua. about it skirts the coast. could be a hurricane and then where does it go? could be tremendous rains across the yucatan. this thing may head to the u.s. next week and if it gets back in the gulf could be more
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trouble. 85 tomorrow. 73 on sunday with late showers possible. monday and tuesday, some showers and storms here and there. temperatures in the 70s to nearle 8 -- to near 80. it is friday. >> tgif. can't say that enough. look at the maps real quick. a couple of things to show you -- or not. go ahead and begin with a live shot of 95, heading northbound smooth sailing past the prince william parkway up to the mixing bowl. go to the maps and i can show you a couple of things going on. connecticut and knolls road is the first accident and this is something new in this area in college park. a new accident at route 1 and lakeland road wretch hearing it involves a -- we are hearing it involves a motorcycle. drivers are moving at speed from a 0 to 95 toward 270. speaking of 270, 121 to the split, you are fine. no incidents or accidents along
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the way. and we will wrap it up with inbound new york avenue. nice and quiet commute from the washington times building to the third street tunnel. over to you. metro rail is safer than last june when the red line crash happened killing nine people. that's the word from the ntsb chairman. she testified before a congressional oversight committee. she says metro has made clear progress and has already implemented the safety board's recommendations. now, that's a complete 180 from july when she said metro had an anemic safety culture. a new highway safety study shows the death rate among african-american motorcyclists is much higher than other groups. according to the study from johns hopkins, black motorcycles are more likely to die in a traffic crash even though there is 30% more likely to wear helmets. via skype, 9 news now folk to
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one of the authors of the study. >> it may be true that black riders are using more powerful motorcycles, wearing helmets more commonly than white riders but despite that they are more lakely to die. >> reporter: the good news is overall fatalities are dropping nationwide. deaths were down 16% last year after going up the previous 11 years in a row. looking at the living well headlines. the faa fda are placed new restrictions on the diabetes drug avandia because out concerns it could cause a heart attack. new patients can get a prescription for the drug but only if they can't control their blood levels with other medications. it will be pulled off the market in europe. the fda says there isn't enough evidence to warrant complete withdrawal in the u.s. about bat laboratories is recalling a million cans of
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powdered formula because because it may contain a small beetle or larry say. it was sold in various sizes. similar lack is the top selling formula in the united states. congressional hearings are underway for protecting students from concussions about. 4,000 concussions are reported a year and the danger of the brain injury has been under estimated. >> reporter: when seattle middle schooler zachary took this hard hit in the final quarter of his football game his brain was already bleeding from a concussion. >> i was begging god to keep him alive. >> he went in a coma and unable to walk and that was four years ago and been in intensive rehab ever since. >> i don't know when i'm going to get back.
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>> it keeps -- a new law keeps the player out of the game. >> our message is to help the nation. >> reporter: now congress is considering making afederal standard. >> we are looking to change a culture. >> while zachary wasn't in washington, d.c. today his message was. >> i didn't have a headache or anything -- if you have a headache or anything while you are playing a sport, tell somebody about it an don't go back in the game. because when in doubt set them out. >> if the act passes here's what would happen next, the legislation will give grant money to get the policies in to place and buy equipment that better protects young players. for more living well headlines, log on to wusa9.com and click on the living well tab on the front page. a popular pop singer dies
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up your home? the capital home show takes place this weekend. in addition to remodeling and renovation advice there will be chef demo and a fashion show. get advice on healthy eating. the show runs through sunday at the dulles expo center. stink bugs are everywhere. especially if communities to our north. thousands of them can be seen all over frederick county. we showed you this yesterday. and now we are learning they are not just harmless pests but hurting local crops. maryland congressman is asking congress for $3 million to find a way to combat the problem. lindsey mastis went to germantown to find out how bad it is there. >> it's like a horror movie [ screaming ] >> reporter: the community farm in germantown is infested. >> tomatoes, egg plans, peppers, okra. >> reporter: the founder says the stink bugs cause
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discoloration, caking to texture, making crops inedible. >> it is very difficult. >> reporter: he says crops are off by 15% this year, a loss for the farm an the people that work there. >> we grow and sell vegetables as a frame work for training adults with developmental disabilities. >> reporter: the bugs are all over the farm and attacks crops in the field. they are using a floating row cover and underneath are collard greens. this is the only thing keeping them safe from stink bugs. >> we are assert tied organic farm and that means we don't spray chemical based pesticides orherbicides. >> reporter: he says nothing else has worked there are no known natural predators if the stink bug. >> reporter: he says other farms are seeing the same thing and he is worried it will get worse. >> we are making it through this year but next year could be very problematic. >> reporter: while some of you responded with suggestions on how to deal with the unwanted
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pests. one viewer says to use talstar pro on a regular basie sis and you heard howard said to seal the cracks in the siding, and utility pipes and spray them with a mixture of dish soap and water and it puts them out of commission in about a minute. good morning. thank you for watching 9 news now at 5:00 a.m. i'm andrea roane. angie will have the traffic in a moment. right now howard bernstein is here with a quick look aft the forecast. you say the stink bugs are all over. will the heat or cold help? >> the cold will help. the dieoff in the winner time but there is nothing to stop them. no natural predators i spoke to an expert at the university of maryland, bug doctor there and you have to seal your house and maybe get a dog that likes to eat them. that may be the best bet. until we figure out something we have to seal up the best you can. you want